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Great grey owl in Belarus

For photos of Great Gray Owl in Belarus there are two of the best places:
Bielaviežškaja Pušča National park
we will visit Dzikoje, one of the biggest fens in Europe — a habitat that barely exists in Western Europe. Preserved in its natural state, it is a breeding ground for Great Grey Owl
Vyhanaščanskaje Reserve, a wood and mire complex.This destination offers the densest population of Great Grey Owls in Belarus; in good years up to 20 pairs nest here. Unlike the birds in Scandinavia, which are nomadic and may migrate south in winter, Belarusian owls stay year around in the same area.
 

Day 1

Meeting at the airport in Minsk and transfer to Białowieża Forest. After ca. 4 hrs drive we will check in at our guesthouse/hotel in the Mylnisk village and after a hearty Belarus dinner the guide will introduce you to the area and talk about the plans for the next days.
When the meeting through the visa-free border crossing of Bialowieza We meet at 10 am and start our safari in search of great gray owl, and traces of their life

Day 2

Great gray owl

Great gray owl seen early morning and evening in the Białowieża Forest
This early morning the guide will take you for trip in search of great gray owl. There are over 5-8 pars Great gray owl living in the wild in the Białowieża Forest and we have probably the best local knowledge on where to find them. We will have a short drive in our minibus to scan the forest edge or go for a walk or even visit a few different sites
After a substantial breakfast we will offer a guided trip at one of our favourite nature reserves in the forest. You will see the real wilderness, huge trees and get a chance of more wildlife. It is not rare that we see some Deer,Fox or some rare birds like Lesser Spotted Eagle or Pygmy Owl There are also a few packs of Wolves and several Lynx in the Białowieża Forest and if you’re lucky we may see their tracks and signs.

Day 3

Primeval Forest trip and great gray owl

After the usual hearty breakfast we will meet the National Park local guide and take a few hours walk through the strictly protected part of the Białowieża National Park, the Biosphere Reserve and the core area of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the Białowieża National Park core area by Michael Eick
Our trail takes you back in time a few thousand years, when most of Europe was covered with a similar habitat. The dense, natural mixed-deciduous forest of huge, centuries-old trees that host thousands of other species, many of which are on the verge of extinction: insects, lichens and hundreds of colourful fungi growing on dead wood.
This area is also home for several species of rare woodpeckers like Black, White-backed or Three-toed and we often see some of them. Large mammals, however, hide very well in the dense vegetation and are rarely seen on this walk as we mustn’t get off the marked path.

Day 4

Drive to Minsk airport and

Morning safari for bisons, or great gray owl, departure to Minsk
 
Great gray owl near the nest

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Great gray owl in the Bialowieza forest. Belarus

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Great Grey Owl Belarus

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Reviews
Wonderful experience of visiting the Bialowieza Forest together with Aleksandr. He knows the territory very well and also where and when animals can be.During one day I saw really a lot of things and I managed to take lots of pictures even though the winter is not the best time for animal activity! Thank you Aleksander you are an excellent guide!
Fotografowanie puszczyka mszarnego to czysta przyjemność.Zdjęcia to jedno dla mnie wazniejsza była możliowśc poznania Waszego kraju, zobaczenia jak się żyje, powiem, że piękne wspomnienia wróciły, jak byłem małym chcłopcem i jeździłem do babci. w Polsce już niestety coraz mniej lub nie ma tak pięknych wiosek. Do tego zaskoczyła mnie Wasza gościnność, otwartość, naprawdę coś piknęgo. Mam nadzieję, że następnym razem jak będę u Was zobaczę więcej pięknej Białorusi, jej architekturę, poznam Wasze zwyczaje i wielu ciekawych ludzi. Dziękuję za zaporszenie i pokazanie pięknego kawałka Białorusi, pozdrawiam Darek
Thank you Aleksandr! Thank you for showing us the great grey owls 
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Hallo Alexander, we wanted to thank you again for the most interesting tour we had with you this morning. We had a wonderful time with you.All the best for you and your family.Yours Monika and Friedhelm 
 Aleksandr hiI am hoping you are well and keeping busy with your great tours, since returning home to the UK i have been pretty busy with things including g editing photos and video's etc, I have uploaded a logo of your website - wild belarus to my blog which includes a link directly to your website, if you click this link https://shorebirder-waderworld.blogspot.com          Thank you and hope to see you again for some more great "Wild Belarus action" ­